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Time Out saysWhy see ‘Saw’? Because it has teeth and it cuts to the bone. Two men wake up in an underground bathroom, chained to the pipework. Neither knows the other, or why they are there. The audience is equally in the dark, knowing only what they know: they may be victims of The Jigsaw Killer, who devises cruelly inventive ways for his victims to kill themselves. In the middle of the room is the body of man who has blown his brains out. While video-taping them, their captor torments the men with clues about how they might escape.
Veteran cop Danny Glover is so obsessed with the Jigsaw case, he’s lost the plot while trying to fit the pieces together. You may find yourself doing the same, as director Wan and actor/scriptwriter Leigh Whannell ratchet up the twist quotient, then floor you with their final sucker punch. Like David Fincher’s ‘Seven’ and Dario Argento’s inventively nasty gialli, ‘Saw’ fuses an intricate thriller plot with a gruesome horror sensibility. The former sucks you in, the latter chews you up and spits you out.